- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A teenager who dressed like a member of the Ku Klux Klan and shouted a racist slur at a black woman in a central Pennsylvania town says it “sounded like a good idea at the time.”

The (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise (https://bit.ly/1zb3Ydf ) reports that 18-year-old Walter Reibsome faced a preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges of ethnic intimidation and harassment. A judge ruled there was enough evidence to send the case to trial.

Reibsome said outside court that he is not a racist. He says he meant it as a joke.

Bloomsburg police tracked Reibsome through photos posted on a friend’s Facebook page.

Defense attorney Ray Kessler says he is hopeful a plea bargain can be worked out for Reibsome.


Information from: Press Enterprise, https://www.pressenterpriseonline.com

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